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    Here's another question for you guys.
    What are remodeling costs like in the DR?
    At the property Im considering, what I do know is things like Kitchen cabinets appear to be good, and closets look good. But there will definitely be some masonry/plaster work, tile work, and finish-work at a minimum, need things like vanities and glass shower enclosures of some sort in the bathrooms, and, let's just make the assumption that some plumbing and electrical work will need to be done.
    Add to that A/C will need to be installed along with Ceiling fans, light fixtures, etc.

    What are the construction labor costs like for finish work like that, as well as for materials, as compared to the US?

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    labor is cheap, broad question however

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctrob View Post
    Just plain bad property management also.

    Bad Prop Managers are more prevalent then bad Realtors. Just take a look at some of the photos on vrbo/airbnb. Tons of shadows in the pics, I've seen dirty laundry in pics, shoes laying around, unmade beds, someones bare foot in a photo, pics of a toilets, on and on.

    Being able to navigate the airbnb site does not make one a property manager.
    That is typical for dominican real estate. I looked at one apt online and three of the four pics were of bathrooms. None showed a view of the sea off in the distance or the common area with gymn, bar and better view of the sea. Literally have no idea why I agreed to see it but RE guy was showing me an apt around the block so we were close.

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    We rent our home in San Jose de las Matas on airbnb not so much as an "investment" but as a way to have it cleaned regularly and have a gardener take care of the exterior. We feel it's better to have it used occasionally than to lock it up for the long periods between our visits. It generates about half of our monthly expenses.

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